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We are "fired up" to welcome a plantstrong firefighting sister, Cindy Thompson, to the PLANTSTRONG podcast.  I was so moved by Cindy’s background of why she chose firefighting as a career, but it’s her journey to plants that makes her a true hero in my book. In this male-dominated, meat-loving profession, she boldly took agency over her own health and, along the way, inspired others (including those macho male firefighters) to take a second look at their own plates and take the plantstrong journey with her. Today, even though she’s retired from firefighting, she is still extinguishing the flames of disease and illness as a health and lifestyle coach, and, among many other credentials, is a licensed Food for Life Instructor for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Her business is called Tri-Mazing because, yes, she does triathlons for fun now, but when you are making food and lifestyle changes to benefit the health of the planet, the animals, and yourself, you are **Three Times Amazing**!  And, we get a bonus surprise today because she whips up an amazing queso dip and shares that recipe with us today!  Enjoy! Episode Resources Watch the Full Episode on YouTube Get Cindy's Recipes and Resources from Today's Episode
 To stock up on the best-tasting, most convenient, 100% PLANTSTRONG foods, including our broths and soups, check out all of our PLANTSTRONG products HERE. Give us a like on the PLANTSTRONG Facebook Page and check out what being PLANSTRONG is all about. We always keep it stocked full of new content and updates, tips for healthy living, delicious recipes, and you can even catch me LIVE on there! We’ve also got an Instagram! Check us out and share your favorite PLANTSTRONG products and why you love it! Don’t forget to tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪 Want to live your best PLANTSTRONG life? Join our exclusive PLANTSTRONG Community of friendly, plant-loving peeps! This is a goldmine of resources, recipes, and incredible support to feed your PLANTSTRONG life. Theme Music for Episode
We’re going to introduce you to a word today that may be new but is something many of us unknowingly participate in on a daily basis. That word is “carnism.” Melanie Joy coined the word in her work as a Harvard-educated psychologist and author specializing in the psychology of eating animals, social transformation, and relationships. What exactly is carnism? It’s the Invisible belief system in our culture that conditions us to eat certain animals and not others. Her book title actually sums it up perfectly, Why we Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows. From birth, we’re conditioned to believe that cows, chickens, pigs, and fish are food…and, here in America, dogs and cats are pets. We don’t even question it. The fact that this belief system is so ingrained in our culture is, in fact, carnism.  But, my friends, the tide is turning as people are waking up and becoming more aware that,  We don’t have to consume animals to survive and thrive There are better and more humane ways to treat animals – ALL of which deserve respect and dignity And, we simply don’t have to act against our core values as empathetic human beings Awareness is the first step and with awareness, we are better able to think freely and act compassionately, to create healthier and more fulfilling relationships and a more equitable and sustainable world. Episode Timestamps 11:00 Melanie’s Journey to veganism 15:25 Helping us understand carnism and how we’re a part of this invisible belief system 19:48 Carnism conditions us to act against our core values of compassion and empathy 24:00 In one day, more farm animals are slaughtered than the total number of people killed in all wars throughout history 24:30 Why carnism is a system of oppression and was this a big master plan? 26:00 Examples of carnistic defense mechanisms -  30:00 The Three “N” - normal, necessary, and natural  32:40 How do we piece the veil of carnism and start to dismantle the system? When you become aware of the system, you’re much less likely to be hijacked by it. 38:00 Are there classes and resources to learn more and develop effective communication skills around these topics? 38:42 Are we in a “meatocracy?” 41:06 How can this be so invisible if it’s so pervasive? 46:00 Why self-care and self-compassion are so important for change  50:58 How do we lower the bar for compassion and make it easier for people to make choices that align more with their values? 54:45 Is she hopeful about the future? 59:55 Are there countries around the world that are heading in the right direction? 1:05:15 carism.org truly is a service organization   Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube Episode Webpage Buy Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows Carnism.org Center for Effective Vegan Advocacy To stock up on the best-tasting, most convenient, 100% PLANTSTRONG foods, check out all of our PLANTSTRONG products HERE. Give us a like on the PLANTSTRONG Facebook Page and check out what being PLANSTRONG is all about. We always keep it stocked full of new content and updates, tips for healthy living, delicious recipes, and you can even catch me LIVE on there! We’ve also got an Instagram! Check us out and share your favorite PLANTSTRONG products and why you love it! Don’t forget to tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪 Want to live your best PLANTSTRONG life? Join our exclusive PLANTSTRONG Community of friendly, plant-loving peeps! This is a goldmine of resources, recipes, and incredible support to feed your PLANTSTRONG life. Theme Music for Episode
Imagine being in the absolute prime of your life - 21 years old, going to school at Stanford to study Mechanical Engineering, playing sports for hours on end…and then, ABRUPTLY, it comes to a screeching halt when you are diagnosed with not one, not two, but three autoimmune diseases within a matter of months. Today’s guest, Cyrus Khambatta, went from “soccer stud” to “chronic disease patient” in the blink of an eye when he was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, alopecia, and Type 1 diabetes in 2002.  Determined to understand everything he could about these diagnoses, especially his diabetes, he went back to school to learn the science, earning a Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry from UC Berkeley. In 2020, he and his business partner, Robby Barbaro, co-authored the book, Mastering Diabetes: The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resistance Permanently in Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, Prediabetes, and Gestational Diabetes. An educated person is an empowered person and that’s our goal for today - to arm you with as much knowledge, research, and hope that you can master your diabetes with a whole foods plant-based diet that, yes, includes plenty of carbohydrates and rich diversity of luscious fruit.  Rip and Cyrus Discuss: 00:00-22:00 Cyrus’s journey - How did he go from student to chronic patient in a matter of months? 22:40 Learning a new nutrition perspective from Doug Graham 27:00 Why he went back to school to find out if he was, “a freak of nature” 29:00 How can the medical establishment be so wrong with its recommendations? 33:45 Digging into the science - Let’s go! 34:50 What the heck is insulin resistance? 42:20 So, if sugar doesn’t always cause insulin resistance, what does? 53:20 What are the most dangerous fats and what effect do they have on insulin resistance? 57:19 The keto/paleo argument - why does it appear to work? 1:05:45 The Mastering Diabetes Way - Low Fat - 10-15% calories, 10-15% from protein, the rest should come from whole food, plant-based carbs 1:07:15 Plant-based, eat at least 90% of calories from whole plant foods 1:08:15 Keep your foods unprocessed or minimally processed 1:10:55 But, don’t I need fat to feed my brain?  1:14:30 Do we need a minimum amount of fat? 1:20:00 Is diabetes a disability for Cyrus? 1:23:10 What percentage of the population is affected by the different types of diabetes? 1:29:30 Why he and Robby Barbara started the Mastering Diabetes Community 1:32:10 Is Alzheimer's now Type3 diabetes? 1:35:00 The importance of daily movement and exercise 1:42:50 What is the Hegsted equation? 1:47:10 Cyrus’s thoughts on the Glycemic Index 1:53:00 What about gluten? 1:57:00 Is he a fan of caffeine? 2:01:45 What does Cyrus eat in a day? 2:04:22 What is the worst thing about having Type 1 Diabetes? 2:04:04 What is the best thing about having Type 1 Diabetes? 2:08:00 Join the Mastering Diabetes Challenge! Cyrus Khambatta may have a Ph.D., but today he’s here to help you master your diabetes. Episode Resources: Episode Webpage Watch the Episode on YouTube Mastering Diabetes Website Join the Mastering Diabetes Challenge Order the Mastering Diabetes Book  Join our Sedona Plantstrong Retreat, October 10th-15th, 2022 - only three spots remain! To stock up on the best-tasting, most convenient, 100% PLANTSTRONG foods, check out all of our PLANTSTRONG products HERE. Give us a like on the PLANTSTRONG Facebook Page and check out what being PLANSTRONG is all about. We always keep it stocked full of new content and updates, tips for healthy living, delicious recipes, and you can even catch me LIVE on there! We’ve also got an Instagram! Check us out and share your favorite PLANTSTRONG products and why you love it! Don’t forget to tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪 Want to live your best PLANTSTRONG life? Join our exclusive PLANTSTRONG Community of friendly, plant-loving peeps! This is a goldmine of resources, recipes, and incredible support to feed your PLANTSTRONG life. Theme Music for Episode
You know how my Mom and Sister just released their new book, Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior? Well, Jennifer Stojkovic is one of those warriors.  In 2020, she founded Vegan Women Summit (VWS), a global media and events platform focused on empowering women to build a kinder, more sustainable world. She also recently released the fabulous book, The Future of Food is Female, highlighting fifteen female leaders, innovators, and changemakers in the plant-based food space. It is rare to find someone as passionate and driven as Jenny is to elevate, showcase, and promote women working in food tech.  As she writes, “Food system reform is the greatest challenge facing humanity today - and women are leading the charge and changing how we approach food.”  Today, Jenny shares her unconventional route from Canada to Silicon Valley, and we highlight several of the changemakers in her book, along with the many projects she leads - including the Vegan Women’s Summit - her flagship event that returns in 2023 with a three-day event in New York City. There is no doubt that the work she is doing today will provide a roadmap for future generations on how we approach food. More About The Future of Food is Female With exclusive interviews and original insights, The Future of Food is Female features a collection of cross-cultural stories from fifteen CEOs, venture capitalists, scientists, and trailblazers who are reinventing our food system and saving our planet. From plant-based to cell-based innovation, artificial intelligence, and policymaking, women are leading this impactful industry and changing how we approach food. This book shares their stories of advocacy within food tech and empowers future generations to learn, innovate, and change the world. Episode Resources Order The Future of Food is Female Watch the Episode on YouTube 2023 Vegan Women’s Summit Details Jennifer Stojkovic Website PLANTSTRONG Pizza Guide To stock up on the best-tasting, most convenient, 100% PLANTSTRONG foods, check out all of our PLANTSTRONG products HERE. Give us a like on the PLANTSTRONG Facebook Page and check out what being PLANSTRONG is all about. We always keep it stocked full of new content and updates, tips for healthy living, delicious recipes, and you can even catch me LIVE on there! We’ve also got an Instagram! Check us out and share your favorite PLANTSTRONG products and why you love it! Don’t forget to tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪 Want to live your best PLANTSTRONG life? Join our exclusive PLANTSTRONG Community of friendly, plant-loving peeps! This is a goldmine of resources, recipes, and incredible support to feed your PLANTSTRONG life. Theme Music for Episode
We’re here to make PLANTSTRONG living as simple as possible and one of the topics we receive a ton of questions about is batch cooking, or prepping food for the week all at once.  Well, as the kids head back to school and we enter into Fall activities season, I wanted to talk to one of the experts about her game-changer appliance in batch cooking - the Instant Pot®.  Pam Kropf, known as TrailMomma on Instagram, is a long-time PLANTSTRONG athlete, a busy mother of two active kids, and in between her own training and coaching, she also works a full-time job.  She is the definition of time-starved, which is why we could think of no better person to have on this episode to talk about how she uses the Instant Pot® to make delicious, easy, and fast meals for her family. We dish on: How to get started with the basics in your Instant Pot®. Not ready to cook a full meal? No problem! Use it to cook oats, rice, or quinoa for the week (3 parts water/liquid to 1 part grain). The “set it and forget it” aspect is great for a busy schedule The many benefits of the Instant Pot® vs. Using Your Stove How fast does it really cook? What are some easy go-to recipes for a family that is also constantly on-the-go? We discuss this and more, so if you’ve had your Instant Pot® in a box since the holidays, it’s time to break it out and get cooking!   Episode Resources Episode Webpage with Pics and Recipes Watch the Episode on YouTube Follow Pam on Instagram: @trailmomma Pam’s Favorite Instant Pot® Recipes   PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Only 8 spots remain! Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat.  To stock up on the best-tasting, most convenient, 100% PLANTSTRONG foods, check out all of our PLANTSTRONG products HERE. Give us a like on the PLANTSTRONG Facebook Page and check out what being PLANSTRONG is all about. We always keep it stocked full of new content and updates, tips for healthy living, delicious recipes, and you can even catch me LIVE on there! We’ve also got an Instagram! Check us out and share your favorite PLANTSTRONG products and why you love it! Don’t forget to tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪 Want to live your best PLANTSTRONG life? Join our exclusive PLANTSTRONG Community of friendly, plant-loving peeps! This is a goldmine of resources, recipes, and incredible support to feed your PLANTSTRONG life. Theme Music for Episode  
It’s time to live fierce, stay bold, and eat deliciously with my Mom, Ann, and sister, Jane Esselstyn!  That’s right, we’re celebrating the release of their new book, Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior, which is out and available now. It’s always a party with these two and I’m fortunate to have had the opportunity to be with them in person just a few weeks ago when we were all together at the Esselstyn Family Farm. You know what that means – it can get a little nutty when the three of us are together because that Esselstyn feistiness is ALIVE and WELL! Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior isn’t your typical cookbook. Truly, it’s a peek into our family history with stories, photos, quotes, and recipes from three generations of Esselstyns. Mostly, this book pays homage to the people who started it all - my parents - for forging and navigating that undiscovered path of plant-based nutrition at a time when no one understood how vital it was (including me and my siblings). Here we all are decades later and I’m so proud to sit with Jane and Ann and share some of the inspiration and recipes with you today. My Mother has been called the “Julia Child of Plant-Based cooking” and you’ll see why after you dig through some of the recipes and photos in this gorgeous book. This truly is a fun and inspiring message of hope for all women to improve their own health so that they remain strong, bold, and fierce in body and mind! (and let’s face it – there aren’t many people MORE fierce than Jane and Ann!) More About Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior At eighty-six and fifty-six, respectively, Ann and Jane are pictures of ageless health and vibrancy and spend their days hiking, doing yoga, gardening, cooking, and spreading the message that diet is the key to living a happy, strong, and disease-free life. Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior explains how women everywhere can pass on this important legacy in their own families through the generations, and illuminates how plants powerfully support a woman’s body and mind. This cookbook is a call to action and a message of hope for any and all to be Plant-Based Women Warriors filled with vitality and in control of their own health. Episode Resources Order Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior Watch the Episode on YouTube Episode Website Jane Esselstyn’s Website Jane and Ann’s YouTube Channel 11th Annual Plant-Stock - Reserve Your Ticket Now! To stock up on the best-tasting, most convenient, 100% PLANTSTRONG foods, check out all of our PLANTSTRONG products HERE. Give us a like on the PLANTSTRONG Facebook Page and check out what being PLANSTRONG is all about. We always keep it stocked full of new content and updates, tips for healthy living, delicious recipes, and you can even catch me LIVE on there! We’ve also got an Instagram! Check us out and share your favorite PLANTSTRONG products and why you love it! Don’t forget to tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪 Want to live your best PLANTSTRONG life? Join our exclusive PLANTSTRONG Community of friendly, plant-loving peeps! This is a goldmine of resources, recipes, and incredible support to feed your PLANTSTRONG life. Theme Music for Episode
Ocean Robbins, was born a changemaker. Recently, his Dad John Robbins (author of Diet for a New America and other great books) was on the podcast, and the response from that episode was overwhelming. Many of you wrote in to say just how moved you were by John’s authenticity and his willingness to walk away from the Baskin Robbins fortune to forge his own “rocky road” of happiness without the strappings of running a multi-million dollar company that simply didn’t align with his values. John and his wife built a one-room cabin in Canada and had a son. That son, now 48-year-old, Oceans is “a chocolate chip” off the old block of his father. As co-founder and CEO of The Food Revolution Network, Ocean thrives as an active author, activist, educator, and speaker. His goal? To educate and inspire people to bring their life and food choices more in alignment with their values to create a more healthy and loving world. From his very first peace rally at the age of seven, to his own natural bakery business at the age of 10, all the way through his non-profits and speaking tours in high school and beyond, it’s obvious that Ocean is living his purpose to be a beacon of love and kindness - hoping to bridge the gaps that separate us and, instead, shine a bright light on our commonalities as humans and stewards of this wonderful earth. More About Ocean Robbins Ocean Robbins is the CEO and co-founder of the 500,000+ member Food Revolution Network — one of the largest communities of healthy eating advocates on the planet. He has held hundreds of live seminars and events that have touched millions of lives from 190 nations. Ocean is founder and was director of the nonprofit YES!, which has led transformational events for 650,000 leaders in 65 nations. He’s a recipient of the national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service, the Freedom’s Flame Award, the Harmon Wilkinson Award, and numerous other honors. Ocean has served as adjunct professor for Chapman University, and on the boards of Friends Of The Earth, Creating Our Future, Tipping Point Network, Turning Tide Coalition, and many other organizations. Ocean’s grandfather founded Baskin-Robbins, and his father, John Robbins, walked away from the family company and ice cream fortune to write bestsellers, including Diet for a New America, and to become a renowned health advocate. Now, Ocean is on a mission to transform the industrialized food culture into one that celebrates and supports healthy people and a healthy planet, and he’s inviting YOU to join the food revolution. Ocean's been seen by hundreds of millions in TV, radio, online, and in-person appearances. Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube Ocean Robbins Website - Author, Speaker, Food Revolutionary Food Revolution Network Website Order the 31-Day Food Revolution Book 
 11th Annual Plant-Stock - Reserve Your Ticket Now! To stock up on the best-tasting, most convenient, 100% PLANTSTRONG foods, check out all of our PLANTSTRONG products HERE. Give us a like on the PLANTSTRONG Facebook Page and check out what being PLANSTRONG is all about. We always keep it stocked full of new content and updates, tips for healthy living, delicious recipes, and you can even catch me LIVE on there! We’ve also got an Instagram! Check us out and share your favorite PLANTSTRONG products and why you love it! Don’t forget to tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪 Want to live your best PLANTSTRONG life? Join our exclusive PLANTSTRONG Community of friendly, plant-loving peeps! This is a goldmine of resources, recipes, and incredible support to feed your PLANTSTRONG life. Theme Music for Episode
Dr. Dawn Mussallem is a board-certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician at the Mayo Clinic Jacoby Center for Breast Health where she works with breast cancer patients during and after their diagnosis to heal and thrive using the pillars of lifestyle medicine alongside their conventional cancer treatments. Dawn has many remarkable stories of patient recovery, but the biggest recovery story of all is her own. You see, in addition to being a physician, teacher, wife, and mother, Mussallem is also a cancer survivor, 2021 heart transplant recipient, and as of February 2022, she's also a marathon finisher! It's a story you simply have to hear to believe and her passion and positivity will leave a lasting impact. Not only does she acknowledge her family and faith in this decades-long journey, but she also credits her whole foods plant-based diet with her ability to thrive and train with a renewed sense of purpose and boundless energy. It's a life force she brings both to her life and the lives of the patients she works with on a daily basis. Episode Resources PLANTSTRONG Episode Webpage Watch the Episode on YouTube Become an Organ Donor Mayo Clinic News Network Story on Dawn Dawn's Journey from Cancer Survivor to Heart Transplant Recipient Running to a New Beat - Heart transplant recipient to mark 1-year anniversary with marathon 11th Annual Plant-Stock - Reserve Your Ticket Now! To stock up on the best-tasting, most convenient, 100% PLANTSTRONG foods, check out all of our PLANTSTRONG products HERE. Give us a like on the PLANTSTRONG Facebook Page and check out what being PLANSTRONG is all about. We always keep it stocked full of new content and updates, tips for healthy living, delicious recipes, and you can even catch me LIVE on there! We’ve also got an Instagram! Check us out and share your favorite PLANTSTRONG products and why you love it! Don’t forget to tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪 Want to live your best PLANTSTRONG life? Join our exclusive PLANTSTRONG Community of friendly, plant-loving peeps! This is a goldmine of resources, recipes, and incredible support to feed your PLANTSTRONG life. Theme Music for Episode
Imagine a world where we can all come together to heal…heal ourselves, heal each other, and heal the planet. I know, it sounds virtually impossible, but it isn’t, and that time is now with the leadership of Sailesh Rao, founder of Climate Healers. Sailesh Rao is one of the most intelligent, compassionate, and passionate people on the planet.  Dr. Rao is actually one of the brains behind the high-speed internet and high-def communication we enjoy today. But, in 2006, after hearing Al Gore speak of our climate crisis, he switched careers and became deeply immersed, full-time, in solving the environmental crises affecting humanity. Through his organization, Climate Healers, he invites us all to become V.E.G.A.N. – that is, Vitally Engaged Guardians of Animals and Nature. And, here’s something that parents and grandparents can relate to. In 2010, Sailesh made a pinky promise to his granddaughter to do whatever he could to put an end to animal cruelty and to heal the climate – by 2026.  But, he can’t do it alone. He invites all of us to come together and help spread the message that all life is ONE family, and like a caterpillar emerges from its cocoon as a gorgeous butterfly, it’s time for us to also emerge and evolve into something as beautiful – for the sake of our planet.  Episode Resources Episode Webpage Watch the Episode on YouTube Climate Healers Website Unity Stew Recipe V-COP Details To stock up on the best-tasting, most convenient, 100% PLANTSTRONG foods, check out all of our PLANTSTRONG products HERE. Give us a like on the PLANTSTRONG Facebook Page and check out what being PLANSTRONG is all about. We always keep it stocked full of new content and updates, tips for healthy living, delicious recipes, and you can even catch me LIVE on there! We’ve also got an Instagram! Check us out and share your favorite PLANTSTRONG products and why you love it! Don’t forget to tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪 Want to live your best PLANTSTRONG life? Join our exclusive PLANTSTRONG Community of friendly, plant-loving peeps! This is a goldmine of resources, recipes, and incredible support to feed your PLANTSTRONG life. PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Dr. Doug Lisle - the esteemed evolutionary psychologist and co-author of The Pleasure Trap - is attending our upcoming Sedona Retreat to give three of his paradigm shifting lectures that help us understand all the forces working against us in our quest to live plantstrong. Once you SEE the system we live in - you can’t UNSEE it. And Dr. Lisle is a master in giving us language and tools to set ourselves on a permanent path to success. And great news! Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat.  Theme Music for Episode
We are thrilled to welcome Jessica Hegarty back to PLANTSTRONG Snackables after her maternity leave. In addition to being a new Mom to her beautiful daughter, Ellie, Jessica leads product innovation for the PLANTSTRONG food line, so she always has the latest trends, food ideas, and tasty tidbits right on the tip of her tongue! Today, Rip and Jess talk all things asparagus. They dish on this veggie that was once known as, “The aristocrat of veggies” and the “food of kings!” You’ll learn about: The three different types of asparagus Why it’s so darn healthy Ideas on how to grill and season this nutritious veggie Tips for storing and keeping it fresh An explanation of why (if you’re one of the lucky ones) it makes your pee smell…well…unique! Of course, it wouldn’t be a Snackables episode without a new recipe and Jessica whips up a delicious PLANTSTRONG hollandaise sauce - perfect as a topper for your next family meal or cookout that features the almighty asparagus. Episode Timestamps 1:45 Rip welcomes Jess back from maternity Leave 8:50 What’s up with that smell?! 13:15 Rip’s history of asparagus 17:48 How many types of asparagus are there, and what are the differences?! 22:00 Tips for storing asparagus to keep it fresh and crispy 23:45 How to choose the freshest asparagus in the market 25:40 How does Rip grill his asparagus? 26:45 Tips on seasoning your asparagus 30:45 The proper way to eat asparagus 31:20 Jess’s WFPB Holy Cow Hollandaise recipe and demo! Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube Episode URL for full recipe and video To stock up on the best-tasting, most convenient, 100% PLANTSTRONG foods, check out all of our PLANTSTRONG products HERE. Give us a like on the PLANTSTRONG Facebook Page and check out what being PLANSTRONG is all about. We always keep it stocked full of new content and updates, tips for healthy living, delicious recipes, and you can even catch me LIVE on there! We’ve also got an Instagram! Check us out and share your favorite PLANTSTRONG products and why you love it! Don’t forget to tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪 Want to live your best PLANTSTRONG life? Join our exclusive PLANTSTRONG Community of friendly, plant-loving peeps! This is a goldmine of resources, recipes, and incredible support to feed your PLANTSTRONG life. PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Dr. Doug Lisle - the esteemed evolutionary psychologist and co-author of The Pleasure Trap - is attending our upcoming Sedona Retreat to give three of his paradigm-shifting lectures that help us understand all the forces working against us in our quest to live plantstrong. Once you SEE the system we live in - you can’t UNSEE it. And Dr. Lisle is a master in giving us language and tools to set ourselves on a permanent path to success. And great news! Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat. Theme Music for Episode
We’ve all heard the phrase, “You can’t change others. You can only change yourself.” It’s really frustrating when the people we care about are behaving in self-defeating ways (especially with their health and well-being), and when we try to talk to them about it, we just make things worse. Our guest today, Howie Jacobson, is here to tell you, you CAN change people - not by force, shame, or guilt - but by becoming a supportive ally. You may know Howie as the long-time host of the Plant Yourself podcast, and he’s also the co-author of some groundbreaking books including Whole by T.Colin Campbell, Proteinaholic with Dr. Garth Davis, and Sick to Fit with Josh Lajaunie. His most recent book, “You CAN Change Other People: The Four Steps to Help Employees, Colleagues—Even Family—Up Their Game,” co-authored with Peter Bregman, outlines four steps to helping people change. If you care about people around you who are eating poorly, not taking care of themselves, or not reaching their potential, Howie is here to help. Episode Timestamps 11:22 People don’t resist change. They resist BEING changed. 12:55 What does it mean to really help people change their behavior? “We can use techniques and approaches to allow people to make different decisions.” 14:05 Step 1: Shift from a Critic to an Ally - "I’m here to help you if you want my help." -empathize -express confidence in them -ask for permission 22:50 Be prepared for them to say, “No thanks.” 25:25 Step 2: Find the Positive Outcome - What would you like to happen? What would it look like? 31:30 Step 3: Find a Golden Opportunity - What can you do right now? 41:06 Step 4: What’s the Plan? Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube Episode Web Page Order You Can Change People: The Four Steps to Help Your Colleagues, Employees—Even Family—Up Their Game Plant Yourself Podcast Ask Howie - Business Coaching Website To stock up on the best-tasting, most convenient, 100% PLANTSTRONG foods, check out all of our PLANTSTRONG products HERE. Give us a like on the PLANTSTRONG Facebook Page and check out what being PLANSTRONG is all about. We always keep it stocked full of new content and updates, tips for healthy living, delicious recipes, and you can even catch me LIVE on there! We’ve also got an Instagram! Check us out and share your favorite PLANTSTRONG products and why you love it! Don’t forget to tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪 Want to live your best PLANTSTRONG life? Join our exclusive PLANTSTRONG Community of friendly, plant-loving peeps! This is a goldmine of resources, recipes, and incredible support to feed your PLANTSTRONG life. PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Dr. Doug Lisle - the esteemed evolutionary psychologist and co-author of The Pleasure Trap - is attending our upcoming Sedona Retreat to give three of his paradigm shifting lectures that help us understand all the forces working against us in our quest to live plantstrong. Once you SEE the system we live in - you can’t UNSEE it. And Dr. Lisle is a master in giving us language and tools to set ourselves on a permanent path to success. And great news! Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat. Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0
Feeling stressed in the kitchen? Not sure how to prepare healthy meals while still keeping them delicious and flavor-filled? Have no fear! This week, we're sending you an SOS-Free lifeline in the form of Cathy Fisher, culinary instructor at True North Health, the McDougall Program, and author of the book and blog, Straight Up Food. SOS-Free cooking means preparing meals without added salt, oil, or sugar. Of course, that doesn't mean that you're losing out on richness, sweetness, or flavor. It just means you're getting them from whole plant foods and creative spices.  Doug Lisle says, "Cathy's simple but flavorful approach is exquisite," Chef AJ touts, "Cathy's food is among the best that I have ever tasted," and nutritional guru, Jeff Novick says, "I call her work elegant simplicity." Today, she shares her experience with: Her personal health journey as a "delicate" and often sick child raised on a farm How one simple change of eliminating dairy made a world of difference in her health The Dr. McDougall Program discovery that finally set her on the path to health and vitality SOS-Free cooking - How she helps her students and clients "keep it simple" through consistency and repetition Her own favorite meals and rotating breakfast grains Her response when people say, "Cathy, it's just too hard to make a change!" How to cook without oil - Yes! It's possible! How to create more flavor in lieu of added salt Developing "health courage" in restaurants and around loved ones when you're afraid of being the "oddball." A deep dive with Rip into Cathy's favorite recipes and salad dressings from her book, Straight Up Food As Cathy says, no one can determine what you put into your body. If you're ready to explore a refreshing new approach with cooking or if you want to clean up your diet to become even more SOS-free, visit straightupfood.com to learn more and order her book of the same name.  More About Cathy Fisher Cathy is a culinary instructor at two health centers in Santa Rosa, California: the McDougall Program and TrueNorth Health. She started working at the McDougall Program in 2006 and TrueNorth in 2010 and also gives classes at veg-related conferences and for private groups. She started her blog, Straight Up Food, in 2010 to offer her students more gluten-, salt-, sugar- and oil-free plant-based recipes. It is now read by people from all corners of the globe who are seeking a more healthful way of eating. Episode Resources Episode Website with Full Transcript Watch the Episode on YouTube Straight Up Food Blog Order the Straight Up Food Book on Amazon or Directly from Cathy’s website PLANTSTRONG Foods - shop our official unsalted broths and our growing assortment of other delicious products made without oil, added sugar, or excessive sodium. To stock up on the best-tasting, most convenient, 100% PLANTSTRONG foods, check out all of our PLANTSTRONG products PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Dr. Doug Lisle - the esteemed evolutionary psychologist and co-author of The Pleasure Trap - is attending our upcoming Sedona Retreat to give three of his paradigm shifting lectures that help us understand all the forces working against us in our quest to live plantstrong. Once you SEE the system we live in - you can’t UNSEE it. And Dr. Lisle is a master in giving us language and tools to set ourselves on a permanent path to success. And great news! Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat.  Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs Want to live your best PLANTSTRONG life? Join our exclusive PLANTSTRONG Community of friendly, plant-loving peeps! This is a goldmine of resources, recipes, and incredible support to feed your PLANTSTRONG life. Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0
Dr. John McDougall was drawn to medicine because of his own health “fate.” At 18, he suffered a massive stroke and was an anomaly to the doctors in Michigan who wanted to explore “why” and “how” this could happen to someone so young. This health scare inspired his own journey to become a doctor, which eventually led McDougall and his wife, Mary, to Hawaii to practice medicine on a sugar plantation in Hawaii and service over 5,000 residents. What he saw there changed the course of his medical practice forever. The healthiest people on the island, the first-generation elders who had come from China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines, were the healthiest and most vibrant people…still active, with no medications, and still in bodies fit for movement. It was their children and grandchildren, however, those second and third generations, that were struggling. Why? They had adopted a western diet of meat, dairy, and processed foods.  The secret, Dr. McDougall discovered, was STARCH. Those healthy islanders subsisted on a diet comprised mostly of rice, potatoes, vegetables, and fruits and THAT inspired the work he does today through his McDougall programs and education. Beyond diet, the McDougalls are also dedicated to informing citizens about the positive effects of dietary therapy on chronic disease and our Planet. Animal agriculture, as we’re learning, is also one of the main culprits contributing to climate change and we discuss all of his “four deadly dietary deceptions” outlined at mcdougallfoundation.org. It’s an inspiring conversation from one of the legends and it was an honor to sit down with Dr. John McDougall. Episode Timestamps 6:00 Rip introduces Paul 10:04 Dr. Nathan Pritikin - Dr. McDougall’s inspiration 12:05 The health incident that changed his life forever 16:50 We all suffer from food poisoning - animal foods and vegetable oil 19:00 99.9% of humans are “starchivores” 25:30 Why 1980 was a turning point for nutrition, food research, and technology 32:00 Pioneers and mentors of Dr. McDougall in the early days, including Henry Heimlich 34:30 Four Deadly Dietary Deceptions - #1 Protein 35:20 #2 Calcium - Osteoporosis is an excess of protein?! 40:33 #3 Omega 3 fatty acids - Where do the fish get them? Plants! 49:05 #4 Starch - Why has is become so vilified? Starch does NOT make you fat. Here’s why. 1:06:40 Dr. McDougall addresses the myth - As we age, we just get fatter and sicker 1:08:00 Myth #2 - A well-balanced diet is the best 1:10:00 is Dr. McDougall optimistic about the future of our health and planet? Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube PLANTSTRONG Foods - shop our official unsalted broths- and our growing assortment of other delicious products made without oil, added sugar, or excessive sodium. PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Dr. Doug Lisle - the esteemed evolutionary psychologist and co-author of The Pleasure Trap - is attending our upcoming Sedona Retreat to give three of his paradigm-shifting lectures that help us understand all the forces working against us in our quest to live plantstrong. Once you SEE the system we live in - you can’t UNSEE it. And Dr. Lisle is a master in giving us language and tools to set ourselves on a permanent path to success. And great news! Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat.  PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community  McDougall Foundation Website Dr. McDougall Website Meer.org Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0
Paul Young is a hero. He's a husband, father of three, and has been a firefighter in Southern California for 17 years. He LOVES his life and his job. Imagine his surprise when he had his annual firefighting physical and received results that frightened him: 243 total cholesterol, 173 LDL, and a heart calcium score of 104, which put him in the 90th percentile in his age for a cardiac event. As Paul says, he thought he was healthy and had dabbled with whole-food plant-based nutrition but, after thoughtful consideration, realized he was still consuming too many processed foods, cheese, and seafood, and wasn't "all-in." Earlier this year, Paul went ALL IN and, in just a few short weeks, the results astonished even his Doctor. It inspired Paul to reach out to Rip. Paul graciously shares his story with Rip, his "why" wanting to improve his health, his doctor’s reaction when those follow-up tests came back, and what this means for his life and his family now. I can promise you - there’s no turning back for this firefighting brother who ditched the meat-and-potato firehouse culture for tofu and broccoli! Episode Timestamps 6:00 Rip introduces Paul 11:14 Almost 90% of his calls are medical calls and not fires! 13:10 What happened at his annual fire department physical? 15:07 Why he didn't want to take statins 16:21 The pitfalls of moderation 17:30 The results speak for themselves! 21:30 Feeling empowered and in control, despite a family history 22:50 A day in the life of Paul's diet 25:00 Reactions from the firehouse and the family 28:45 What happened when he found out his white blood cell count was low 31:15 What's next for this firefighting athlete? 35:40 Paul's advice for fellow firefighters Episode Resources Episode Webpage Watch the Episode on YouTube PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Dr. Doug Lisle - the esteemed evolutionary psychologist and co-author of The Pleasure Trap - is attending our upcoming Sedona Retreat to give three of his paradigm-shifting lectures that help us understand all the forces working against us in our quest to live plantstrong. Once you SEE the system we live in - you can’t UNSEE it. And Dr. Lisle is a master in giving us language and tools to set ourselves on a permanent path to success. And great news! Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat. PLANTSTRONG Foods - shop our official unsalted broths- and our growing assortment of other delicious products made without oil, added sugar, or excessive sodium. PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0
After practicing medicine for several years and raising two children who were officially off to college, Dr. Melissa Sundermann decided it was time to pursue her own passions and expand her knowledge and scope of practice.  While she loved being an internal medicine physician in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she wasn’t fulfilled by the revolving door aspect of the system - quick appointments, multiple patients, and prescription-based treatment.  So, Melissa did what we all do when we’re searching for an answer - she went to Google. Lo and behold, she discovered Lifestyle Medicine and knew instantly that she had found her calling - helping people treat and prevent diseases through the six pillars of lifestyle medicine: movement, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky behaviors, positive social connections, and of course a whole-foods plant predominant diet.  In this episode, she shares some of the advice and resources she gives to her patients who come in for lifestyle consultations and the great impact she is able to make in her patients’ lives. She also talks in-depth about the benefits of a whole food plant-based diet and the pillars of lifestyle medicine for women in perimenopause and menopause, and how she puts these pillars into practice in her own life.  Dr. Sundermann helps patients reach their health and longevity potential at any age and I know you’ll love her enthusiasm and zest for life. She is living her dream so that you can live yours. Episode Timestamps 3:20 Dr. Sundermann’s Introduction and a House Transitioning!  5:10 Dr. Sundermann’s inspiration for becoming a Doctor 8:30 What exactly does an Internal Medicine do? 13:45 Google to the Rescue! 22:20 The Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine - #1 Nutrition 23:05 #2 Movement  24:05 #3 Restorative Sleep 28:14 #4 Avoidance of Risky Behaviors - Smoking, Alcohol 29:10 #5 Stress Management - Managing Cortisol with Breathing Exercises 31:25 #6 Social Connection 32:40 Bonus #7 FRESH AIR 33:15 Promising research and advice for treating symptoms related to the perimenopause and menopause transition Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube PLANTSTRONG Foods - shop our official unsalted broths- and our growing assortment of other delicious products made without oil, added sugar, or excessive sodium . PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Dr. Doug Lisle - the esteemed evolutionary psychologist and co-author of The Pleasure Trap - is attending our upcoming Sedona Retreat to give three of his paradigm shifting lectures that help us understand all the forces working against us in our quest to live plantstrong. Once you SEE the system we live in - you can’t UNSEE it. And Dr. Lisle is a master in giving us language and tools to set ourselves on a permanent path to success. And great news! Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat.  PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0
In honor of Father’s Day, we're thrilled to welcome Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. back on the podcast to answer YOUR questions. He answers questions related to cholesterol, exercise, sodium, fat, atrial fibrillation, the best diagnostic tests, and – of course – how to build an ENDOTHELIUM FORTRESS. The best Father's Day gift is sharing the wisdom and knowledge of this pioneer so let’s get right to it. Episode Timestamps 4:50 It’s Showtime! 5:55 I’m 100% plant-based, but have high cholesterol. Do I still need statins? 8:30 What is the best diagnostic test to see if my arteries are clogged? 9:52 Question about sodium consumption. The data is so confusing! 12:50 What are the best heart health tests I should take at 50? 14:15 LPa - What is it, and how can I improve it? 16:00 How do I build an endothelial fortress and lower my triglycerides? 18:15 Atrial fibrillation - Can it be reversed via diet? 21:45 Could I potentially have familial hypercholesterolemia? 26:39 Talk about the role of fats in a plant-based diet. Aren't some fats healthy? 31:30 What is your opinion on meds for clotting and atrial fibrillation? 33:30 Could I impact familial hypercholesterolemia with a whole foods plant-based diet? 34:14 Opinions on cardio exercise? Can too much be bad? 37:00 Can my HDL be too high? 44:05 How can I best treat mild atherosclerosis? Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube Order Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. Dr. Esselstyn’s Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Program Website PLANTSTRONG Foods - shop our official unsalted broths- and our growing assortment of other delicious products made without oil, added sugar, or excessive sodium. PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Dr. Doug Lisle - the esteemed evolutionary psychologist and co-author of The Pleasure Trap - is attending our upcoming Sedona Retreat to give three of his paradigm-shifting lectures that help us understand all the forces working against us in our quest to live plantstrong. Once you SEE the system we live in - you can’t UNSEE it. And Dr. Lisle is a master in giving us language and tools to set ourselves on a permanent path to success. And great news! Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat. PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - Save $10 off the annual membership with the code: PLANTSTRONG Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods, and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0
I’m excited to introduce you to a PLANTSTRONG brother, Shane Martin. A southern boy through and through, Shane was a football-loving kid, who was born and raised in Mississippi with stints along the way in Nashville, Georgia, Alabama, and other areas as a musician. Life’s demands and raising five children superseded his health and, over a span of several years, he found himself overweight, desperately out of shape, and miserable. He knew he needed to make changes but just wasn’t ready. Doctors even gave him plenty of warnings, but most went ignored. All of that changed when he watched “Forks over Knives” and read The Engine 2 Diet book. He went “cold kale,” picked up the plants, and transformed his life and career. Today, he is the founder and creator of recipes at his site shaneandsimple.com.  As he says, “I’m just your average, ordinary guy who makes plant-based cooking casual, easy, and delicious. I don’t use fancy equipment and I don’t use fancy ‘chef speak.’ I’m a normal dude who loves to cook and eat good food that happens to be completely plant-based. Well, this “ordinary dude” has done some extraordinary things for the whole-foods, plant-based revolution. Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube Episode Webpage Shane and Simple Website PLANTSTRONG Foods  PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Dr. Doug Lisle - the esteemed evolutionary psychologist and co-author of The Pleasure Trap - is attending our upcoming Sedona Retreat to give three of his paradigm-shifting lectures that help us understand all the forces working against us in our quest to live plantstrong. Once you SEE the system we live in - you can’t UNSEE it. And Dr. Lisle is a master in giving us language and tools to set ourselves on a permanent path to success. And great news! Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat.  PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - Save $10 off the annual membership with the code: PLANTSTRONG Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0
We are living in chaotic and challenging times and so much feels out of our control. This week’s interview also comes at a perfect time because, in the midst of stress and uncertainty, Julieanna Hever invites you to choose yourself again and again, especially if you’re stuck in the cycle of stress eating, yo-yo dieting, and dizzying life schedules. As the O.G. plant-based dietitian, Julieanna has worked with thousands of clients to lose weight for the last time, and many of these lessons are found in her most recent book, The Choose You Now Diet. Rip and Julieanna discuss: Her ten tenets to sustainable weight loss Exactly how to calculate your goal weight and set a realistic timeframe for weight loss How to stop counting macros and calories, and start counting "days of deliciousness" Her "six daily threes" of must-have daily nutrition Why it's important to keep a journal and express gratitude Julieanna encourages you to be free of shame and guilt and, instead, replace it with joy and gratitude all while enjoying copious amounts of beautiful plant-based nutrition. We could all use a little more joy. Episode Timestamps 00:00 Welcome to Julieannaa, the OG plant-based dietitian 6:10 Her lifelong motivation for writing Choose You Now 12:07 The Modern Trifecta of Temptation - There’s nothing sexy about losing weight 15:20 Ten Tenets to Sustainable Weight Loss 15:57 Identifying Your Why 17:00 "Be a lighthouse instead of a tugboat" 19:00 Find your goal weight - Hamwi Calculator 20:54 Set a timeline 24:45 Eat a whole plant-based foods diet, avoid fatphobia, and stop counting macros 29:00 How to recognize true hunger and satiety 38:35 Don’t break the seal - know your triggers and learn how to avoid those tempting foods 42:15 Stop counting! 44:30 Set a schedule and embrace repetition 49:45 Monitor meal volume 51:50 Why Julieanna wants you to get on the scale daily 57:30 Rip digs into some of the mouth-watering recipes 1:03:25 Why Julieanna recommends a break from exercise when you’re trying to lose rapid-fire weight 1:06:09 The benefits of keeping a food journal 1:07:70 Maintenance Phase - getting off the roller coaster for good 1:11:05 Julieanna’s "Six Daily 3s" 1:18:00 How to enjoy a "day of deliciousness" - and stop having “cheat days” 1:20:10 Focus on the things you’re grateful for and write them down. Gratitude makes good things expand Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube Julieanna Hever's Website Order Choose You Now Hamwi Weightloss Calculator PLANTSTRONG Foods - Check out our growing assortment of insanely delicious, 100% whole food plant-based products at plantstrongfoods.com. Save 10% off your first order with the code RIP10 PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Dr. Doug Lisle - the esteemed evolutionary psychologist and co-author of The Pleasure Trap - is attending our upcoming Sedona Retreat to give three of his paradigm-shifting lectures that help us understand all the forces working against us in our quest to live plantstrong. Once you SEE the system we live in - you can’t UNSEE it. And Dr. Lisle is a master in giving us language and tools to set ourselves on a permanent path to success. And great news! Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat. PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - Save $10 off the annual membership with the code: PLANTSTRONG Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0
Raise your hand if you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, acid reflux, or other GI issues. Sadly, it seems like it’s just become part of our daily eating routine. Eat crappy (no pun intended) food, feel terrible, take a pill, get some relief, and do it all over again. You can start to break that painful cycle when you begin consuming more nourishing plant foods with, you guessed it – FIBER.  In her latest book, Good for Your Gut, registered dietitian, Desiree Nielsen, shares how to fuel gut health with anti-inflammatory plant-based foods and lifestyle strategies— from movement to managing stress—for a truly PLANTSTRONG approach to health and wellness. From a nutrition perspective, Desiree explains the gut health and mind/body connection and shares some of her favorite (and creative) recipes to help protect, soothe, and heal your gut health. Desiree even shares her “Big Three” vital foods to include every day for a healthy gut.  It’s becoming obvious just how important overall gut health is for everyone, even if you don’t suffer from GI issues. A well-functioning gut means a healthy body, a healthy mind, and an iron-clad immune system.  About Desiree Nielsen Desiree is a registered dietitian with a focus on plant-based nutrition and gut health, host of The Allsorts Podcast, and author of Good For Your Gut, a cookbook on digestive health. Her practice focus is complex, chronic digestive and inflammatory disease and plant-based approaches to optimal health.   Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube Desiree’s Website Desiree’s Instagram Order Good for Your Gut PLANTSTRONG Foods - shop our official unsalted broths- and our growing assortment of other delicious products made without oil, added sugar, or excessive sodium. Save 10% off your first order with the code RIP10. PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat.  PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - Save $10 off the annual membership with the code: PLANTSTRONG Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0
Dr. B is back! That’s right. Everyone’s favorite fiber-loving broc-star, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, is back to celebrate the release of his latest book, The Fiber Fueled Cookbook: Inspiring Plant-Based Recipes to Turbocharge Your Health. Dr. B burst onto the scene just a few years ago when his book, Fiber Fueled, hit the New York Times Best Sellers List. This groundbreaking book was a guide to optimizing the gut microbiome and improving your health through a diet rich in diverse fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes.  His new book, The Fiber Fueled Cookbook, goes the extra mile and tells you HOW to train your gut to take on more fabulous fiber with delicious recipes and meal ideas. He even lays out a personalized GROWTH strategy for understanding common gut issues and how to treat them effectively.  Don’t be one of the 19 out of 20 people who are fiber deficient. Train your gut the right way and stop fearing the foods that could help you the most. About Dr. Will Bulsiewicz Will Bulsiewicz, MD MSCI, (a.k.a. Dr. B) is a board certified gastroenterologist and gut health expert. Every day, he helps patients and members of his #plantfed community bounce back from restrictive and over-hyped diets, and into a whole new way of living and eating that produces the results they really want…permanently. At the core of his philosophy is what he calls “lifestyle medicine,” that uses food, exercise, and other lifestyle factors to optimize your gut, get you back in control of your health. Through Fiber Fueled and his free tools, Dr. B breaks it down for you, piece by digestible piece, so you can take the simple steps that will help you create incredible shifts in your digestion, symptoms, and life. Episode Timestamps 14:40 Dr. B explains the Fiber Paradox 18:00 Difficulties when you try to introduce fiber into your diet - empowering you with an understanding of what’s actually happening 20:00 Understanding that your gut is adaptable - stop fearing the foods that could help you 23:30 Dr. B’s insightful thoughts on a meat-only diet  24:45 The many benefits of fiber for health and disease prevention 29:25 Why you need a diversity of plants in your diet  31:10 Addressing common food intolerances like celiac and constipation with a GROWTH strategy - G = Genesis - getting to the root cause of the issue 37:10 Dr. B’s definition and symptoms of constipation  46:00 Symptoms of gall bladder issues 48:00 If you have mild constipation, crank up fiber, drink water, and take your poop for a walk - fiber, hydration, and movement 50:00 Getting things moving with magnesium 53:00 GROWTH Strategy - R-O-W = Restrict, Observe, Work it Back In 54:38 T = Train Your Gut - Like an athlete, you can train your gut to take on more fiber. When your gut is hurt, you can either restrict it completely, or you can build up to it 1:00:00 Prebiotics - Fiber, polyphenols, resistant starches — legumes and whole grains have all three of these 1:03:00 How many pounds of beans does the average American consume per year? 1:04:00 How much cheese does the average American consume per year? 1:05:00 GROWTH strategy - H = Holistic Healing 1:07:45 Does exercise impact gut health? 1:09:50 Dr. B wants you to become Mic Jagger - Eat at least 30 different types of plant-based foods per week 1:15:45 Gut health game-changers:  fermented foods and sprouts - the many paths to a healthy gut and diet 1:21:45 Rip previews some of Dr. B’s recipes   Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube Dr. B’s Website - The PlantFed Gut Dr. B’s Instagram Order The Fiber-Fueled Cookbook PLANTSTRONG Foods - shop our official unsalted broths- and our growing assortment of other delicious products made without oil, added sugar, or excessive sodium . PLANTSTRONG Sedona Retreat - October 10th-15th, 2022 - Our Sedona retreat has been approved for 21.5 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants. And 21.5 Nursing Contact Hours for nurses…. And 2.2 CEUs for other healthcare professionals as part of the registration fee for our PLANTSTRONG Retreat.  PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - Save $10 off the annual membership with the code: PLANTSTRONG Visit plantstrong.com for all PLANTSTRONG Resources, including books, recipes, foods and the PLANTSTRONG Coaching Programs Join the Free PLANTSTRONG Community with over 26,000 members Theme Music for Episode Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0
Comments (20)

Hunter McClellan

bought the book today!!!!

Aug 31st
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Scott Mcneill

Amazing story and person. Thanks for sharing.

Aug 15th
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Simon Salinas

Met Dr Goldhamer in true north in 2018 and he is the real deal! 👍

Jul 25th
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Peggy Brogdon Morgan

What does Harvey mean by nourishing your mind, the books you read?

Jan 27th
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Brigitte Dalmolin

Getting enough sleep is easy when you're young - just go to bed early and get enough sleep. I'm 65 and having sleeping problems for many years and it's getting worse. Almost all people I know in my age group have these problems. I don't know what to do, since all advice is always in how to fall asleep, not how to stay asleep and have a deep restful sleep. I have no problem to fall asleep, I go to bed at 9pm but wake up 2 to 3 hours later, then I can't go back to sleep for hours until the early morning when I get a few more hours until my alarm goes off at 5:30am to go to work. I get an average of 5 hours not very restful sleep. Am I doomed 🙃?

Mar 18th
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Cameron MacDonald

This guy sucks. Jesse eats fish once a week, eats raw most of the time, doesn't have any grains and he's being promoted as healthy. We all know grains are good for you, fish isn't in any way, it's also cruel and catastrophically damaging to the earth, and eating raw is horrible for your health and detrimental to most people by promoting eating raw. it's not in any way healthy and this should not be an episode of plant strong. This makes me embarrassed to have promoted plant strong to my friends and family.

Nov 21st
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Jessica Sinclair

I would so LOVE to have access to Engine 2 products in Canada! Anywhere would be great as I am used to going to stores in the area that carry what I need. Loblaws would be a great starting point as they own an array of opportunities and carry lines that are in the Natural Health caregory.

Apr 21st
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Simon Salinas

👍 Jon Stewart! Omg!

Apr 3rd
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Natalie Hendon Wilmoth

Awesome!!! Thanks for the wonderful ideas and recipes!

Mar 1st
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Susan McCulley

I just came across this and I love it! I went WFPBNSOS about 6 months ago and I've never felt better... and I weigh what I did in high school (more than 40 years ago!). I loved the conversation with John Stewart. especially part 2 about talking to and convincing others. He is wise and funny and kind. thank you Rip.

Jan 28th
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PBK2630

Could not love the Plant Strong podcast more! Finally a real guide to transitioning to a whole food plant based lifestyle that takes on the challenges of real life...like not being able to find a restaurant (because you had to race out with a sick child) or not getting enough sleep. We are all dealing with these kinds of roadblocks, it is good to hear that we are not alone! The guests are awesome, Joe Inga is amazing, RIP is fabulous and I just love Ann! I can't wait to listen to the next episode!

Jan 11th
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Joseph Evans

I have Multiple Sclerosis and live practically symptom free (like 98% of the time) on a plant strong diet. I wish more people with MS knew about it, and it might be a good idea to interview a plant strong MS'er in a future episode.

Jan 10th
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Kristin Benishek

Been waiting for your podcast!! My boyfriend turned me to plant based eating. I am a runner, lost 15 lbs in 4 mths and my boyfriend has lost 50 lbs in 4 mths!! WPBS STONG💪❤

Jun 24th
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Annie Laurin

I've been wanting to listen to this podcast and I finally started! 😊 good job Rip!

Jun 11th
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Joshua Rice

The information in this podcast will quite literally save your life. Give it a listen. You won't regret it.

May 1st
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spicesdebbie@hotmail.com

Great start! Hope to hear more

Apr 25th
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